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  • CNN Analysis: Kerry would bring experience, deep personal resources to State Dept.

    12/15/2012 10:47:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Chicken Noodle News (CNN) ^ | December 16, 2012 | Elise Labott and Jill Dougherty
    Sen. John Kerry, who sources say has been tapped by President Barack Obama to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, will come to the post with a full plate of foreign policy crises, from the civil war in Syria, to the nuclear antics of North Korea, to a looming showdown with Iran over its nuclear program. Anybody who follows Clinton would have some pretty big shoes to fill. Clinton was not just the most popular member of the president's Cabinet for the past four years, she had celebrity status and respect almost everywhere she went around the world. But...
  • The time to address climate change is now

    07/08/2012 2:14:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    U.S. Senator John Kerry ^ | 7/6/12 | U.S. Senator John Kerry
    Twenty years ago, Republican President George Herbert Walker Bush gathered the nations of the world in Rio to confront the challenge of global climate change. Two decades later, the challenge is more real, and the damage of climate change more pervasive, but we are further behind than ever in addressing the issue. With each passing day, the danger and the urgency only grow. Promises of action from both political parties have been replaced by a conspiracy of silence. Conventional wisdom tells us that the chances of Congress acting on this issue is rapidly approaching zero. How dramatic and sad that...
  • President Obama deemed 'fit for duty'

    10/31/2011 3:35:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Obama, the doctor said, is “tobacco free,” “physically active,” “eats a healthy diet,” “stays at a healthy weight” and “on occasion drinks alcohol in moderation.” In all, Obama is “in excellent health and ‘fit for duty,’” Kuhlman said. “All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency.” The president is also “fit at 50” and “staying healthy at 50+,” the physician said. The physical was performed at the White House last week with the assistance of consultants from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Though Obama likes to joke about his graying hair and...
  • Liberal Newsweek Editor Admits: Obama 'Wasn't Ready' to Be President

    09/27/2011 4:28:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 27 Sep 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    During an appearance on Morning Joe, Tuesday, Newsweek editor Tina Brown made an off-hand remark about Barack Obama, conceding that the politician "wasn't ready" to be President. Brown has previously attacked Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives for daring to oppose the Obama While discussing whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will change his mind and run for President, the former New Yorker editor blurted, "Actually, I just hope he doesn't, because in the end, you know, his tremendous misgivings, maybe he is right. I mean, We had this with Obama. He wasn't ready, it turns out, really."
  • New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of 'the Intercontinental Railroad'

    09/23/2011 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/23/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of 'the Intercontinental Railroad'Andrew Malcolm September 23, 2011 | 5:24 am "We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad," Barack Obama. That's what the president of the United States flat-out said Thursday during what was supposed to be a photo op to sell his jobs plan next to an allegedly deteriorating highway bridge. A railroad between continents? A railroad from, say, New York City all the way across the Atlantic to France? Now, THAT would be a bridge! It's yet another humorous gaffe by the Harvard graduate, overlooked by most media for whatever...
  • There will be no one left to protect you

    11/02/2008 10:41:11 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 145 replies · 4,761+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/2/08 | Alan Caruba
    Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans. Americans will have not seen such arbitrary power used against them since the days of the Civil War when Lincoln put the Constitution in the bottom drawer of his desk and set about arresting anyone who opposed his policies to enforce the Union on southern States seeking secession. The moral issue was slavery. The Constitutional issue was states rights. If you...
  • McCain: Obama not ready to be commander in chief

    10/29/2008 12:02:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 413+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/29/08 | Foon Rhee
    Flanked by many of his national security advisers, John McCain this afternoon aggressively challenged Democratic rival Barack Obama's readiness and capacity to be commander in chief. "These statesmen and those who have joined me here today are supporting my candidacy because we share many of the same convictions, and the same assessment of the national security challenges before our country. And with good reason, they question whether my opponent in this election has the wisdom or judgment to serve as commander in chief," McCain said in Tampa. He also said that Obama would withdraw from Iraq prematurely. "Victory must still...
  • Retired general claims Obama would not get security clearance

    10/29/2008 12:17:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 2,316+ views
    Richmond Dispatch ^ | 10/29/08 | Tyler Whitney
    A retired Army general said today at a news conference sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama isn't qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States because he couldn't get top secret clearance. Jerry Curry said Obama's past association with former anti-war radical William Ayers would prevent him from getting security clearance. Curry, who is an African-American, spoke at an ethnic outreach news conference at the Bell Tower in Capitol Square. If Barack Obama had been commander-in-chief of the forces in the Revolutionary War instead of George Washington "we'd still be a British colony,"...
  • BARACK OBAMA'S COMMAND ABILITY

    10/09/2008 8:10:10 PM PDT · by GySgt USMC Ret. · 22 replies · 813+ views
    Personal Research | 10/09/08 | Gunny Ron
    A review of the leadership requirements for all five branches of the Armed Forces show that, According to the manuals of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps: Barack Obama is not qualified to command
  • Barack Obama & Raila Odinga (This video could cost Obama the election MUST SEE)

    10/05/2008 7:24:04 PM PDT · by CharlotteVRWC · 354 replies · 17,230+ views
    Barack Obama & Raila Odinga You Tube Video THIS VIDEO IS DEVASTATING AND COULD CAUSE OBAMA TO LOSE THE ELECTION. PLEASE FORWARD http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=S8QcpdUtxNQ&feature=related Shows Obama & Odinga together in Kenya
  • Palin: Obama Not Qualified to Be Commander-in-Chief

    10/03/2008 11:45:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,810+ views
    Palin: Obama Not Qualified to Be Commander-in-Chief October 03, 2008 2:02 PM ABC News' Teddy Davis, Rigel Anderson, and Arnab Datta Report: Speaking to Fox News on Friday, Sarah Palin indicated for the first time that she does not consider Barack Obama qualified to be commander in chief and sharply criticized him for saying last year that U.S. troops in Afghanistan are "just air raiding villages and killing civilians." Calling Obama "reckless," Palin said that where she comes from Obama's remarks "disqualify someone from consideration for the next commander-in-chief." "Some of his comments that he's made about the war, that...
  • Palin Says Obama Attack on U.S. Troops Could "Disqualify" Him to Be C-in-C - Video 10/3/08

    10/03/2008 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies · 1,070+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 3, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Speaking to Fox News' Carl Cameron, Gov. Sarah Palin said that some of the things Barack Obama has said about U.S. Forces in Afghanistan "air-raiding villages and killing civilians," would - where she is from - "disqualify" Obama from being Commander-in-Chief. She also talked about her frustration with "gotcha" interviews, such as the one she did with CBS News' Katie Couric. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Obama will win... and that's good news for the GOP

    10/01/2008 6:51:23 AM PDT · by drzz · 291 replies · 6,040+ views
    VANITY | 10 01 2008 | drzz
    I know, the title is creepy, but before jumping at me, just consider these facts... 1. IT IS THE WORST TIME TO BE IN POWER FOR ANY NATIONAL PARTY America has been suffering the worst economic crisis since 1929. Americans are blaming the party ruling the executive branch for this rout, and that's why McCain numbers are so low. Now think that Obama will begin his presidency with America depressed. The power will be 100% controlled by Democrats, and the anger of the folks will turn against them. 2. DECMOCRATS WILL HATE OBAMA JUST AS THEY NOW HATE THEIR DEMOCRATIC...
  • Obama to Congress: Get this done!

    09/29/2008 12:02:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 1,188+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/29/08 | staff
    "Get this done - Democrats, Republicans, step up to the plate and get it done," Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday shortly after the House of Representatives defeated a $700 billion bank bailout bill. "Understand that even as you stabilize the markets, we have to make sure that Main St. gets what Wall St. is getting," Obama said. The Illinois senator was speaking at a campaign event in Colorado.
  • Obama seeks to take down NRA ad

    09/25/2008 1:58:33 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 124 replies · 2,338+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept 25 | Ben Smith
    The Obama campaign has written radio stations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, pressing them to refuse to air an ad from the National Rifle Association."This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience about Senator Obama's position on the Second Amendment," says the letter from Obama general counsel Bob Bauer. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement." The ad, "Hunter," conflates Obama's anti-gun stances of the 1990s with his current, more pro-gun, stand, and was chided for inaccuracy in The Washington Post, an item to which Bauer's letter refers.NRA spokesman...
  • Man of "Hope", "Change" and "Unity" Incites Violence? (VANITY)

    09/18/2008 9:12:15 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 49 replies · 213+ views
    9-18-08 | Anti-Hillary
    Yesterday on the trail Barack Obama told his supporters quote, "...I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face." (See article) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/17/politics/p185733D40.DTL&type=politics WHAT??? This is ridiculous! A presidential candidate who is supposed to be for unity and change wants us to fight with our neighbors? Several times I have heard Obama use the term, "neighborliness". Is this what he means? This is just more proof...
  • Obama again whispers that American people are dumb and racist

    09/17/2008 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Bush Revolution · 36 replies · 305+ views
    The Weekly Standard Blog ^ | 10 Sept 2008 | John McCormack
    “A lot of people have gotten nervous and concerned. Why is this as close as it is? And what’s going on?” Mr. Obama said, speaking to about 300 people over dinner at the Greystone Mansion. “We always knew this was going to be hard – this is a leap for the American people.”
  • Republicans, stop calling Obama elitist (Barf alert)

    09/06/2008 3:15:44 PM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 154 replies · 536+ views
    Salon ^ | 9/5/2008 | Bill Maher
    New Rule: Republicans need to stop saying Barack Obama is an elitist, or looks down on rural people, and just admit you don't like him because of something he can't help, something that's a result of the way he was born. Admit it, you're not voting for him because he's smarter than you. -- Barack Obama can't help it if he's a magna cum laude Harvard grad and you're a Wal-Mart shopper who resurfaces driveways with your brother-in-law. Americans are so narcissistic that our candidates have to be just like us.
  • Obama: ‘I’m Not Going to Take Your Guns Away’

    09/05/2008 2:32:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 201 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 5, 2008 | Christopher Cooper
    The Obama campaign talks a lot about new ideas and expanding the political map, but in the swing state of Pennsylvania, which the campaign has focused on almost exclusively since the Democratic convention, old-school issues still rise to the fore. The latest example came Friday during a small political event at SCHOTT North America Inc., a glass factory in Duryea, Pa., where even a hand-picked crowd threw Barack Obama a curve ball. A woman in the crowd told Obama she had “heard a rumor” that he might be planning some sort of gun ban upon being elected president. Obama trotted...
  • Obama campaign confronts WGN radio (Typical Leftist Intimidation)

    08/28/2008 7:13:53 AM PDT · by AnnaZ · 57 replies · 357+ views
    The swamp ^ | August 27, 2008 11:02 PM | John McCormick and Steve Schmadeke
    Obama campaign confronts WGN radio by John McCormick and Steve Schmadeke DENVER -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign organized its supporters Wednesday night to confront Tribune-owned WGN-AM in Chicago for having a critic of the Illinois Democrat on its air. "WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz a forum to air his baseless, fear-mongering terrorist smears," Obama's campaign wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "He's currently scheduled to spend a solid two-hour block from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. pushing lies, distortions, and manipulations about Barack and University of Illinois professor William Ayers." Kurtz, a conservative writer, recently wrote an...
  • "Dangerously Unprepared to be President" (New McCain ad on Obama and Iran)

    08/27/2008 6:57:04 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 17 replies · 219+ views
    Powerline ^ | 8/27/2008 | John Hinderaker
    John McCain's new ad, called "Tiny," is about Barack Obama's failure to understand the threat posed by Iran: I might be mistaken, but I believe the tag line, "dangerously unprepared to be President," represents a ramping up of McCain's criticism of Obama's lack of qualifications for the office.
  • Gloves off: Now, Obama calls for prosecuting GOP donor

    08/26/2008 2:53:50 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 99 replies · 291+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2008 04:41 PM I noted this morning that the Obama campaign’s Chicago-style thug effort to shut down the independent ad on Bill Ayers is part of the larger effort to intimidate conservative donors and curtail the free speech of The One’s critics.It’s getting uglier, people. Obama’s lawyer has sent a second letter to the Justice Department calling for the head of Dallas billionare Harold Simmons, who funded the Ayers ad that the Obama campaign doesn’t want the public to see.Feel the chill: Obama general counsel Bob Bauer today sent a second, sharper letter to the Justice...
  • Obama Campaign Threatens Jihad Against TV Stations That Air Weathermen Ad

    08/25/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 172 replies · 2,315+ views
    Monday, August 25, 2008 | Kristinn
    The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee in waiting Barack Obama is threatening TV stations that dare to run a controversial ad that questions Obama's friendship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.Politico quotes an Obama aide as saying this afternoon, "The Obama campaign plans to punish the stations that air the ad financially, organizing his supporters to target the stations that air it and their advertisers."Politico has posted copies of letters the Obama campaign has sent to station managers and a letter the campaign has sent to the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the group that is...
  • OBAMA-BIDEN: FIRST TIME IN 68 YEARS A TICKET WITH NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE

    08/25/2008 1:21:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 74 replies · 560+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-25-08 | Michael Medved
    THE OBAMA-BIDEN TICKET IS THE FIRST TICKET OF EITHER MAJOR PARTY IN SIXTY-EIGHT YEARS IN WHICH NEITHER THE CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY! At a time of war, the Democrats give us something the nation hasn't seen in more than two generations: a ticket where neither of the the running mates ever wore a uniform of any kind. Shouldn't Republicans make a big deal of this? Consider the history-- 2004 -- GOP -- Bush served in National Guard/ DEMS- Kerry served in the Navy 2000---GOP -- Bush served in National Guard/ Al Gore served in the Army...
  • Will Obama Ever Face the Press?

    08/25/2008 8:19:47 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 15 replies · 124+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 8-25-08 | JB Williams
    It is very troubling that a man is seeking the office of Commander-in-Chief of the United States at a time when he will confront lethal threats against the nation from the most brutal tyrants around the globe, yet he is openly afraid to face the unfriendly news reporters at FOX News Network… He thinks he can handle Al Qaeda, Hamas, Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Kim Jon Il and Russian aggression, but admittedly can’t handle Bill O’Reilly? Even Hillary Clinton was brave enough to sit and field open questions from FOX News, which she did very well by the way. I’m a conservative,...
  • Obama's plan to disarm America (video, in his own words)

    08/21/2008 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies · 1,228+ views
    Amazing...what he says on tape to (apparently) some liberal group.......... http://macsmind.com/wordpress/2008/02/27/obama-plans-to-disarm-america/
  • Barack Obama attacks best-selling book as poisonous crap

    08/15/2008 10:47:58 AM PDT · by pissant · 112 replies · 418+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 8/15/08 | Tony Harnden
    Senator Barack Obama has launched a full broadside against a best-selling book that attacks him as a Muslim-educated radical Leftist filled with "black rage". In a 41-page document entitled "Unfit for Publication", the Obama campaign rebuts Jerome Corsi's Obama Nation (a play on "abomination") almost point by point. Its faux book cover carries quotations from Time magazine branding the book, which has shot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, as "trash" and "poisonous crap". The title of the Obama rebuttal is an allusion to Unfit for Command, the book co-written by Corsi that damaged the 2004...
  • Obama Campaign Mapping Out Aggressive Counter-Attack Against Swift-Boating

    08/14/2008 12:01:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 115 replies · 381+ views
    TPM ^ | 8/14/08 | Greg Sargeant
    In stark contrast with the Kerry campaign in 2004, the Obama campaign is mapping out an aggressive counter-attack against the new Swift-Boat-Vet style book targeting Obama -- including plans to dig more deeply into the author's past statements, plans for increased surrogate action against the book, and stepped up pressure on high-level media executives to let the Obama team have air time to rebut the charges. The plan is taking shape amid new signs that the book -- by Jerome Corsi, who wrote the tome that formed the basis for the attacks on Kerry -- will have staying power and...
  • Obama Is Not An Appeaser, He Is An Indecisive Idealist & Just As Dangerous

    08/14/2008 7:27:16 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 3 replies · 123+ views
    PDOP ^ | 08/14/2008 | Jarid Brown
    In our political world, detractors of candidates that are often seen as weak on foreign policy (carrot carriers) are often mistakenly tagged as appeasers. Such is the case with Barack Obama in this election cycle. Appeasement is a term that is thrown around too often. By definition, appeasement is simply a belief that by meeting your enemies’ demands for power or territory; they will quench their insatiable appetite for power and become more cooperative. Obama doesn't want to give away the farm; he just doesn't understand the dangers in foreign policy idealism. As an example...
  • NY Times tries to torpedo anti-Obama book; succeeds in spreading its message

    08/13/2008 12:34:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 184+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/13/08 | Roger Kimball
    Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear. Jerome Corsi, author of the bestselling Unfit for Command in 2004, a book that turned the phrase “swift boat” into a verb and helped defeat John “Reporting for Duty” Kerry, has written a new book about Barack Hussein Obama (yes, I know I am not supposed to mention his middle name, but I am going to anyway) called The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality. It’s officially published only today (you can order it from Amazon here), but already it is # 1 on The New York Times bestseller list with...
  • Does O Understand Anything About Ballistic Missile Defense?

    08/08/2008 8:40:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies · 189+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2008 | James Lewis
    If the Middle East -- and the rest of the world -- survives the aggressive rise of Iranian nukes and missiles, it will be thanks to Ballistic Missile Defense -- a completely new technology that is just being put into place. The next ten years will tell the story. It's already evident that Mr. Obama doesn't understand a lot about oil, coal and natural gas, the three key fuels of the world economy. Senator O doesn't know much about General Petraeus' surge in Iraq -- a fundamental change in warfighting tactics, not just a surge in troop strength, as the...
  • Washington Post Editors Rip Obama Again: Endorsement Coming for McCain?

    08/06/2008 12:32:38 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 31 replies · 129+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 6, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    The editors of the Post have nailed Obama on failing to do the townhall debates, called him "Foolish," "Irrational," and "Wrong" on Iraq, and today they nail him on his plans for a windfall profits tax and using the Strategic Oil Reserve for rebate checks. They even use economics, of all things, to show why The Messiah is wrong. And here I thought that Economics 101 was an elective in college that liberals skipped in favor of the more popular "How to Light a Beer Bong in a Stiff Wind at a Spit-on-the-Soldiers Rally - 101."
  • They're Baaaack... Swift Boat Veterans Take Aim At Obama (Libs Having Hissy Fit)

    08/06/2008 9:24:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies · 183+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, August 6, 2008 | Mary Ann Akers
    Just as they sought to destroy John Kerry in 2004, the founders of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group are aiming their guns at this season's presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. But unlike four years ago, when the Swifties spent millions to discredit Kerry, their hit on Barack Obama so far hasn't cost them a dime. The opening assault came over the weekend in the form of a mass email to would-be sympathizers. "As liberal as Kerry was, America faces an even more liberal threat today: Barack Obama," wrote John O'Neill, a founder of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth...
  • More Evidence That Obama Is A Phony And Socialist

    08/06/2008 9:43:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies · 376+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | August 6, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    Sen. Barack Obama is the gift that just keeps on giving when it comes to those who want to expose him for the phony, socialist and race hustler, that he is at his very core. He now plays like a centrist, but he is in fact a radical, left-wing extremist who campaigns in the center but would govern to the loony left. He pretends to be a reformer, but is a Chicago machine politician who has always gone along with whatever it takes to win, including working with everyone from crooks to the terrorists. There isn't a drop of reform...
  • Emperor Obama's New Clothes ... (most unqualified candidate in history)

    08/06/2008 7:29:39 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 20 replies · 400+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 06, 2008 | James Lewis
    What I want to know is, how did Hans Christian Andersen know about Barack Obama more than a century ago? Because Obama is straight out of Andersen's classic fairly tale, The Emperor's New Clothes. Old Hans Christian, who lived in Denmark from 1805 to 1875, had Obama's number down pat. All he needed was a good grasp of human nature. Nothing has changed. Pretentious frauds still parade down the boulevards of Copenhagen and Washington, D.C., and only little kids notice their nakedness. Nobody dares to snicker, for fear of being called a bad name. (You know the bad name everybody...
  • Obama facing criticism for skipping Fort Hood forum

    08/05/2008 9:11:42 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 18 replies · 90+ views
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com ^ | August 5, 2008 | Amana Batheja
    As Barack Obama was on his way to Houston yesterday for two fundraisers, Republicans elevated their criticism of the Illinois Senator for declining to attend a planned presidential forum near Fort Hood. McCain had previously agreed to attend a veterans-sponsored town hall meeting in Belton, scheduled for Aug. 11. CBS was arranging to televise it. Obama's campaign cited a scheduling conflict but has noted his previous events before veterans. The event was finally canceled earlier this week.
  • Bill Clinton refuses to say Barack Obama is 'ready' for White House

    08/05/2008 11:47:17 AM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 154+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/5/08 | Mikey McCaulliffe
    Bill Clinton regrets some things he said - and didn't say - on the campaign trail. But there's one thing he still can't utter: Barack Obama is ready to be President. "You can argue that nobody is ready to be President," the former President told ABC News. "You can argue that even if you've been vice president for eight years, that no one can be fully ready for the pressures of the office," Clinton said Monday during a visit to Rwanda. That's probably not what Team Obama wanted to hear from the former commander in chief, whose role in Obama's...
  • Obama’s Winding War Path

    08/04/2008 12:20:48 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 1 replies · 137+ views
    Monroe Rising ^ | 8-3-08 | MisterF
    Barrack Obama benefited mightily in the Democratic presidential primary from his consistent stance against the war in Iraq, while Hillary Clinton spent a lot of time parsing about why she voted for the then quite unpopular and seemingly ill-fated campaign. But a funny thing happened on the way to the real election: things in Iraq started to get better. Now, with violence in Iraq at its lowest level in years, Obama is the one doing the parsing. To be fair, Obama’s primary message on the war was going to change for the general election no matter what. His mantra that...
  • Obama's Craftiness

    08/04/2008 4:48:58 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 7 replies · 143+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 04, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama is one crafty fellow, reaping political success out of career that got precious little done. He has accomplished very little legislatively in his entire career; his vaunted accomplishments in the Illinois Senate were more the result of the handicraft of his political ally and mentor State Democratic head Emil Jones (who tacked Obama's name on legislation to bolster his career) than his own work on the issues . Obama has done virtually nothing at the Senate level -- he has not even seen fit to call a meeting of the Committee he heads, the Senate Subcommittee on European Affairs....
  • Buck-Buck-BARACK! (Is Obama a chicken?)

    08/02/2008 1:41:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 192+ views
    Holy Coast ^ | August 02, 2008 | Rick Moore
    I'm starting to smell a little roasting chicken. What's the Obamessiah afraid of? WASHINGTON — Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from rival John McCain’s challenge for a series of joint appearances before the political conventions, agreeing only to the standard three debates in the fall. In May, when a McCain adviser proposed a series of pre-convention appearances at town hall meetings, Obama said, “I think that’s a great idea.” In summer stumping on the campaign trail, McCain has often noted that Obama had not followed through and joined him in any events. On Saturday, in a letter...
  • Pawlenty: Obama is risky

    08/02/2008 3:53:03 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 33 replies · 138+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 8/2/08 | Jason Hancock
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty today called Sen. Barack Obama too risky to be president. “The people of the United States and Iowa are wise. They understand what’s at stake in this election,” he said. “Voting for Obama is the political equivalent of bungee jumping.” Speaking at the grand opening of the Tom Latham for Congress and Victory 2008 headquarters in Ames, Pawlenty said Sen. John McCain has a long record of wisdom and judgment, something Obama can’t match. “We do not want the next president to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the world we live in,” he said.
  • Obama: McCain Trying to Make Voters 'Scared' of Me

    07/30/2008 12:26:13 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 102 replies · 425+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/30/08 | (not provided)
    While campaigning in a traditionally Republican district, Sen. Barack Obama attempted to beat back rumors about him– telling the Springfield, Missouri crowd that Republicans and Sen. McCain are trying to make voters “scared” of him because they don’t have another strategy.“Nobody thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face. So what they are going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama warned, “You know he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all of those other presidents on the dollar bills.”
  • The Obama Madness Is Over

    07/30/2008 8:36:39 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 9 replies · 128+ views
    Voice Link ^ | 29 July 2008 | Rev. Lainie Dowell
    The Obama Madness Is Over By Rev. Lainie Dowell Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is not going to be the President of the United States. He is never going to be qualified. He has not only said in his own mind that he will be the President but much worse. He believes that he is already the President. However, many citizens of the United States recognize him for the destroyer he really is. Instead of being a healer, he brings with him all the hurt, pain, and harm not only for Americans but for the world. Americans are crying out to...
  • The Obama Doctrine: Bringing Us Into Submission

    07/29/2008 4:27:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 143+ views
    Right Side News ^ | July 28, 2008 | Scott Ott
    Every time you hear Sen. Barack Obama say that Afghanistan is the central front in the war against terror, you should cringe, and then stock up on imperishable food, gold coin, jerry cans of diesel, and ammo...lots of ammo. The Democrat presidential nominee has yet to comprehend the nature of the enemy. Frankly, most Republicans are also afraid to call it what it is. We're not at war against terror. Terrorism is merely a set of tactics used by those who lack the muscle to wage conventional war. Terrorism consists primarily of spectacular acts of cowardice designed to scare women,...
  • Pride Clouds Obama's Vision

    07/28/2008 11:25:50 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 9 replies · 67+ views
    JWR ^ | July 28, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Barack Obama concedes that America's troops have contributed to improvements on the ground in Iraq, but he still stands by his vote against the surge. Why not just admit that he was wrong? Come on, senator, this is a lot easier than changing churches. Say: "As a proud American, I'm delighted that the surge has worked so we can move forward with my timetable for withdrawal. Look, if I'd known how successful it was going to be, I would have voted for it. At the time it didn't seem like a good bet, but prognosticators go broke in wartime."
  • Obama's Shifting Positions Leave Questions Unanswered On Guns...

    07/24/2008 5:47:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 212+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 24, 2008 | John R. Lott jr
    Sen. Barack Obama claims there has been only a "shift in emphasis," not "wild shifts," in his political positions. Many already know the list: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, NAFTA, public financing of campaigns, abortion, gay marriage, Social Security taxes, the death penalty and negotiating with rogue nations.Possibly one of the more remarkable changes has been his position on guns. But despite Obama's recent concession on "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" that there has been a "shift in emphasis" on various issues, on guns he held firm: "You mentioned the gun position. I've been talking about the Second Amendment being an...
  • Flashback: Obama on Iraq: "3,000 lives of Americans...Wasted"

    07/25/2008 10:48:31 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 3 replies · 84+ views
    YouTube ^ | February, 2007 | Obamalama
    What else would you expect from a "community organizer?" Watch the video here.
  • Flashback: Obama: troops "just air-raiding villages and killing civilians"

    07/25/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 4 replies · 113+ views
    YouTube ^ | August, 2007 | Obamalama
    "Now you have narco drug lords who are helping to finance the Taliban, so we’ve got to get the job done there, and that requires us to have enough troops that we are not just air raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there." Watch the video here.
  • Baghdad, Berlin, Barack

    07/25/2008 7:16:16 AM PDT · by flyfree · 8 replies · 118+ views
    wsj ^ | July 25, 2008
    For our money, the best line in Barack Obama's speech yesterday in Berlin came in the form of a quote from Ernst Reuter, the city's mayor during the period of the Soviet blockade and the American airlift, in 1948: "But in the darkest hour," said Sen. Obama, "the people of Berlin kept the flame of hope burning. The people of Berlin refused to give up. And on one fall day, hundreds of thousands of Berliners came here, to the Tiergarten, and heard the city's mayor implore the world not to give up on freedom. 'There is only one possibility,' he...
  • "Thanks for Nothin', Joe!" (Biden Outs Obama on Not Attending Foreign Affairs Meetings)

    07/24/2008 3:35:46 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 15 replies · 166+ views
    ABC ^ | July 24, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden, D-Del., had previously told Meet the Press that "the reason Obama didn't hold a hearing on NATO, I chair the committee. Every one of those committee hearings are held at full committee." But today Biden decided to take his defense of Obama one step further, writing to DeMint that there have been plenty of hearings on European Affairs, they've just been held at the "full committee level." ~snip But Biden's letter brought attention to the fact that Obama did not attend two of those three hearings -- and for the third, on March...